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    Broken another Nforce SFF :(

    why is it always me?

    feeel really down again.....said I'd build Sair's parents a PC, got an A Open XC Cube EZ 18 (UK79G-1394 )model, put it together, booted with everything in place...

    motherboard speaker was wailing and yelling, no screen.

    Reset CMOS....booted....into BIOS, PC speaker still going mad, but went through every option until got too HDD, chose Auto and it went quiet

    Pleased with myself I set time, and date, and rebooted...good as gold.

    And then on third reboot I saw that there were two options....

    Del for BIOS andInsert for something else...dunno WHAT it was but it was a Media Centre or similar...so I hit Insert.

    and now I have no PC

    For the record....the fan spins up and then slows...as though in standby mode and the fan spins up again and then down again....

    but no screen.

    Have reset CMOS in the follwing ways:

    Power plug out, move CMOS jumper from 1-2 to 2-3, waited 3 minutes moved back to 1-2

    Power plug out, move CMOS jumper from 1-2 to 2-3, taken cmos battery out, put battery back in, waited 3 minutes, moved back to 1-2

    Power plug out, jumper from 1-2 to 2-3 , left for HALF HOUR, moved back to 1-2

    Why does it happen to a new build> Why?

    Anyideas guys....A Opens web site is.....not much use

    cheers for reading

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    it must be alive...the fan spins upand down to keep it cool...its as though its in SLEEP mopde or similar..

    keyboard does nowt, no screen

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    Buggered BIOS again ?

    You know my address by now, if it needs re-flashing, just send it

    Curious about this "media centre" - maybe its gone into a different mode of some kind. Is there any seperate buttons on the front to switch from a media centre to a PC ? (or anything along those lines).
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Try holding insert when switching it on ?
    Shouldnt make any difference if you've cleared it though. Long shots here...
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    is there an option in the handbook for clearing the CMOS whilst booting? I know some manufacturers will reset the cmos if insert or similar is held down.

    Only other thing i can suggest it UNPLUG the machine, REMOVE the battery and LEAVE it overnight and try again in the morning.

    Reboot with the bare minimum, so CPU, GFX and RAM, leave EVERYTHING else unplugged.

    Good luck chap
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    • Zak33's system
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    kk....will try Insert

    Its a Media centre thing....cant remeber its name.....think it runs the CD with no OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Buggered BIOS again ?

    You know my address by now, if it needs re-flashing, just send it

    Curious about this "media centre" - maybe its gone into a different mode of some kind. Is there any seperate buttons on the front to switch from a media centre to a PC ? (or anything along those lines).
    I once had an SFF the Epox mini me 300s that had an inbuilt media centre thingy for playing of music, is this thing you have similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    kk....will try Insert

    Its a Media centre thing....cant remeber its name.....think it runs the CD with no OS
    Tried booting with an audio CD in your optical drive? long shot i know but....
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    Insert did nowt.....tried Del too....

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    You could try booting with the bare minimum, if the earlier shenanigans were caused by the HDD, try booting without it.
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    nope....cd did nowt....one interesting thing...my BLOO LED around the powerr button isn't on anymore....it was when I was first in BIOS...

    this is in some kinda mode.....buggerin thing

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    well......took it all out....no cd, no hdd, no floppy...

    left the jumper on reset all night...moved it back this am, power lead back in, hit power...

    same

    Once again Zak falls at the first with an nForce mobo cos of BIOS.

    Agent.....looks like Im gonna have to take you up on your very kind offer AGAIN

    Why does it happen.....why? What the point of a BIOS offering a button hit if it kills the PC?

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    Please Sir follow these instructions
    1. Step away from the PC
    2. Find Packaging
    3. Package System
    4. Label with address
    5. A nice man will come and collect it from your abode
    6. Go to a book shop
    7. Buy 'PCs for Dummies'
    8. Prompty goto PCWorld and buy a 'Advent' PC.
    9. All problems Resolved.
    10. If problems continue please call the 0908 support line.

    Your account will be deactivated in 10 seconds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Please Sir follow these instructions
    1. Step away from the PC
    2. Find Packaging
    3. Package System
    4. Label with address
    5. A nice man will come and collect it from your abode
    6. Go to a book shop
    7. Buy 'PCs for Dummies'
    8. Prompty goto PCWorld and buy a 'Advent' PC.
    9. All problems Resolved.
    10. If problems continue please call the 0908 support line.

    Your account will be deactivated in 10 seconds.

    harsh man

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    ITS TRUE....how the HELL I toasted my second BIOS I just dont know

    Gutted.....am gonna have to beg Agent to dig me outta the cack

    The last SFF Nforce must have been down to me....but THIS one....it was all fine, Memory set to SPD, chip not overclocked, everything showing fine in BIOS...happy bunny after only 10 minutes...

    then reboot, hit Insert (like it says on the BIOS screen)

    and dead



    *blush*

    Agent

    *blush*

    can I ask you to dig me outta the cack please

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

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    Yeah, send it my way. I assume you still have my address ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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